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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Enticing Douro

Discover the terraced vineyards and sleepy fishing villages along the Douro on this round-trip from Porto with included shore excursions and drinks with meals

Cruise Only
7 nights from £2460pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Salamanca
  • Mateus Palace

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Save up to £350pp PLUS Free flights and overseas transfers! Free flights applies to selected departures. Prices shown include all discounts, including exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Mar 2020

Enticing Douro Special Offer

Enjoy this 7-night cruise along the beautiful Douro river. Decorated with deep cleft gorges, lush vineyards, and sleepy fishing villages, the River Douro is one of Europe's most pure and unspoiled rivers.

Begin your river cruise holiday in, the capital of the north, Porto, admiring the beauty of the Douro river as you sail to Regua and visit the ancient and picturesque city of Lamego.

Enter Spain to visit Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its huge Plaza de Mayor square and cathedral.

Explore the beautiful countryside as you travel inland to the Tras-os-Montes Region to visit the palace and gardens of Mateus before returning to Porto.

F184 Operated by AmaWaterways

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Enticing Douro Itinerary

Day 1 - Porto (Portugal)

Embark ship in Porto. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers at the Captain's Gala Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Porto - Entre Os Rios

The colorful city of Porto blends the best of old and new, which you can discover on an escorted tour of the historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Cathedral, one of the city’s oldest monuments; and the São Bento Railway Station, known for its blue and white tile panels depicting scenes from Portuguese history. You’ll also enjoy a tasting of Port, Portugal’s most renowned contribution to the world of wine. If you prefer to get more active, you can go on a guided hike and then enjoy a Port wine tasting. In the evening, indulge in a traditional Portuguese dinner with your fellow travellers in Entre-Os-Rios at a local quinta – a country estate – for a truly authentic culinary experience. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Regua - Pinhao

ravel to picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal, where you’ll go to the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). The shrine features a staircase of nearly 700 steps, beautifully decorated with white and blue tiles, which the more active adventurer will want to climb on a guided hike. Concluding both tours, you will have the opportunity to sample local traditional specialties, such as bôlas de Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine. You’ll then go to the formal Episcopal Palace Museum. Later in the day, savour the flavours of Portugal’s renowned fortified wine, vinho do porto, made exclusively in the Douro Valley. Head to a local quinta for your authentic Port-wine tasting experience and enjoy the sweet nectar of this fascinating region. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Barca d'Alva

Spend time soaking up the beauty of the Douro River as you cruise to Barca d’Alva, where you will visit Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop with centuries-old walls, steep narrow streets and fantastic views. You can also opt to hike up to the village should you wish a more active exploration. While here, taste some delicious locally grown produce. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Vega de Terron - Salamanca

Drive to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built of golden sandstone, Salamanca is known as a “living museum,” and you will have an opportunity to step back in time to the Middle Ages during your escorted tour, which includes the city’s elegant university buildings, the New Cathedral, the intriguingly decorated House of Shells and Plaza Mayor. You can also enjoy a traditional flamenco show and lunch in Salamanca. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Pinhao - Regua

Be treated to an exclusive lunch at Quinta da Avessada, where you’ll enjoy an authentic and traditional dining experience complete with entertainment. Quinta da Avessada is also a fascinating interactive museum commemorating the history and culture of wine in the Alto Douro region, so you’ll have fun discovering all the various stages of wine production as well as doing plenty of tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Regu - Porto

Visit the Baroque-style Palacio de Mateus and its gardens. Inside the house, you’ll see interesting furnishings, paintings and a ceiling of intricately carved wood. The gardens here are considered some of the most beautiful in Portugal. Watch the beautiful scenery go by on your way to Porto and enjoy a free afternoon to explore all its charms on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Porto

Disembark ship in Porto after breakfast on board. (B)

Key: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board cruising in an outside cabin
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Choice of open seating dining venues including main restaurant, casual lounge and alfresco on selected evenings
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Welcome Reception, Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • In-cabin entertainment system with flat screen TV, keyboard, free internet access, film and music library
  • Evening entertainment including music performances, folklore dances, lectures and piano interludes
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director

Price Does Not Include

  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Lisbon Extension Extend your cruise with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Lisbon. Please contact us for more details.

Special Features

  • Special wine-themed cruise:
  • 2020: Nov 7, 10
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 28th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2460
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2460 Blue Water Price from: £2681 Blue Water Price from: £3200 Blue Water Price from: £3570 Blue Water Price from: £3793 Blue Water Price from: £4978
  • April
    • Apr 4th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2534
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2534 Blue Water Price from: £2755 Blue Water Price from: £3274 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £3867 Blue Water Price from: £5052
    • Apr 11th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2608
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2608 Blue Water Price from: £2829 Blue Water Price from: £3348 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £5126
    • Apr 18th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2682
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2682 Blue Water Price from: £2903 Blue Water Price from: £3422 Blue Water Price from: £3792 Blue Water Price from: £4015 Blue Water Price from: £5200
    • Apr 25th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2830
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2830 Blue Water Price from: £3051 Blue Water Price from: £3570 Blue Water Price from: £3940 Blue Water Price from: £4163 Blue Water Price from: £5348
  • May
    • May 2nd - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2978
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
    • May 9th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2978
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
    • May 16th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2978
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
    • May 23rd - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2978
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
    • May 30th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2978
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
  • June
    • Jun 6th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2978
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
    • Jun 13th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2978
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
    • Jun 20th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2978
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
    • Jun 27th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2978
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
  • July
    • Jul 4th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2978
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
    • Jul 11th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2978
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
    • Jul 18th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2978
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
    • Jul 25th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2978
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
  • August
    • Aug 1st - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2678
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2678 Blue Water Price from: £2899 Blue Water Price from: £3418 Blue Water Price from: £3788 Blue Water Price from: £4011 Blue Water Price from: £5196
    • Aug 8th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2678
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2678 Blue Water Price from: £2899 Blue Water Price from: £3418 Blue Water Price from: £3788 Blue Water Price from: £4011 Blue Water Price from: £5196
    • Aug 15th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2978
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
    • Aug 22nd - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3052
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3273 Blue Water Price from: £3792 Blue Water Price from: £4162 Blue Water Price from: £4385 Blue Water Price from: £5570
    • Aug 29th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3126
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3126 Blue Water Price from: £3347 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £4236 Blue Water Price from: £4459 Blue Water Price from: £5644
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3126
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3126 Blue Water Price from: £3347 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £4236 Blue Water Price from: £4459 Blue Water Price from: £5644
    • Sep 12th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3126
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3126 Blue Water Price from: £3347 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £4236 Blue Water Price from: £4459 Blue Water Price from: £5644
    • Sep 19th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3126
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3126 Blue Water Price from: £3347 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £4236 Blue Water Price from: £4459 Blue Water Price from: £5644
    • Sep 26th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3126
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3126 Blue Water Price from: £3347 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £4236 Blue Water Price from: £4459 Blue Water Price from: £5644
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3126
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3126 Blue Water Price from: £3347 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £4236 Blue Water Price from: £4459 Blue Water Price from: £5644
    • Oct 10th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3052
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3273 Blue Water Price from: £3792 Blue Water Price from: £4162 Blue Water Price from: £4385 Blue Water Price from: £5570
    • Oct 17th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2978
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
    • Oct 24th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2830
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2830 Blue Water Price from: £3051 Blue Water Price from: £3570 Blue Water Price from: £3940 Blue Water Price from: £4163 Blue Water Price from: £5348
    • Oct 31st - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2756
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2756 Blue Water Price from: £2977 Blue Water Price from: £3496 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £4089 Blue Water Price from: £5274
  • November
    • Nov 7th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2608
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2608 Blue Water Price from: £2829 Blue Water Price from: £3348 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £5126
    • Nov 10th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2534
      Cat E Panoramic Window Cat D Panoramic Window Cat C Balcony Cabin Cat B Balcony Cabin Cat A Balcony Cabin Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2534 Blue Water Price from: £2755 Blue Water Price from: £3274 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £3867 Blue Water Price from: £5052

Price Information

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